Compare Chloraseptic Total Sore Throat Lozenge vs. Halls Cough Drops

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Chloraseptic Total Sore Throat Lozenge
(benzocaine)

Halls Menthol Lozenges
(menthol)

Relieves sore throat and mouth pain. Chloraseptic lozenges relieves sore throat pain and doesn't have many side effects.Relieves sore throat and mouth pain. Halls Menthol Lozenges (Menthol) relieve sore throats well and don't have many side effects.
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Reviews for Halls Cough Drops
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-11% worse vs. Chloraseptic Total Sore Throat Lozenge
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+6% better vs. Chloraseptic Total Sore Throat Lozenge
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-22% worse vs. Chloraseptic Total Sore Throat Lozenge
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Side effects
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How it works
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Chloraseptic lozenges is a local anesthetic. It blocks receptors on nerve endings, which creates a numbing sensation and relieves pain.Halls Menthol Lozenges (Menthol) contain menthol, a local anesthetic. Menthol creates a cooling sensation that distracts you from feeling pain.
Type of medication
Chloraseptic Total Sore Throat LozengeHalls Cough Drops
Over-the-counterOver-the-counter
Available as
Chloraseptic Total Sore Throat LozengeHalls Cough Drops
  • Lozenge
  • Lozenge
Used for
Chloraseptic Total Sore Throat LozengeHalls Cough Drops
  • Sore Throat
Risk factors for serious side effects
Chloraseptic Total Sore Throat LozengeHalls Cough Drops
  • Children age 2 or younger
  • Using Chloraseptic lozenges at a higher dose and longer than recommended l History of smoking and breathing problems
  • Heart disease
  • Blood problems that affect hemoglobin
Detailed Chloraseptic Total Sore Throat Lozenge (benzocaine) risks & warnings »
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    Pregnancy

    The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.

    Pain
    Chloraseptic Total Sore Throat LozengeHalls Cough Drops
    • If your sore throat gets worse or you begin to have a high fever, headache, nausea, or vomiting, talk to your doctor since these could all be signs of a worsening infection.
    • Pain relief doesn't last long, so use a new lozenge every 2 hours.
    • If your sore throat gets worse or you begin to have a high fever, headache, nausea, or vomiting, talk to your doctor since these could all be signs of a worsening infection.
    • Halls Menthol Lozenges (Menthol) are effective at relieving pain in the mouth and throat. They work right away, so you don’t have to wait long to feel better.
    • Pain relief doesn't last long, so you may need to take a new cough drop every 2 hours.
    Upsides and benefits
    Chloraseptic Total Sore Throat LozengeHalls Cough Drops
    • Chloraseptic lozenges is effective at relieving pain in the mouth and throat. It starts working right away, so you don’t have to wait long to feel better.
    • It's available in a pharmacy without a prescription.
    • Comes in a sugar-free form.
    • Available in different flavors, so you have the option of choosing the best-tasting one.
    • Halls Menthol Lozenges (Menthol) are effective at relieving pain in the mouth and throat. They work right away, so you don’t have to wait long to feel better.
    • Come in a sugar-free form (which can be better for your teeth).
    • Available in different flavors so you have the option of choosing the best-tasting one.
    Downsides and risks
    Chloraseptic Total Sore Throat LozengeHalls Cough Drops
    • These lozenges don’t cure infections or colds, but they help relieve some of their symptoms.
    • Pain relief doesn't last long, so use a new lozenge every 2 hours.
    • Can’t be used for children who are younger than 5 years old.
    • These cough drops don’t cure infections or colds, but they help relieve some of their symptoms.
    • Pain relief doesn't last long, so you may need to take a new cough drop every 2 hours.
    • Can’t be used for children who are younger than 5 years old.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    Chloraseptic Total Sore Throat LozengeHalls Cough Drops
    • Use one lozenge every 2 hours as you need to for sore throat.
    • Since the lozenges could be mistaken for candy and can be a choking hazard, keep these away from children who are younger than 5 years old.
    • If you experience any uncomfortable burning or stinging, stop using Chloraseptic lozenges.
    • Let your doctor know if you have an infection and your symptoms don’t get better after a few days.
    • Use one lozenge every 2 hours as you need to for sore throat.
    • Since the lozenges could be mistaken for candy and can be a choking hazard, keep these away from children who are younger than 5 years old.
    • Let your doctor know if you have an infection and your symptoms don’t get better after a few days.
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